About the Meta / Site feedback category

Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

Meta means discussion of the discussion itself instead of the actual topic of the discussion. That is, discussions about…

  • The style of discussion.
  • The participants in the discussion.
  • The setting in which the discussion occurs.
  • The relationship of the discussion to other discussions.

Why do we need a meta category?

Meta is where communities come together to decide who they are and what they are about . It is where communities form their core identity and mission statement.

Meta is for the folks who enjoy the forum so much that they want to go beyond merely reading and posting” it’s where we work together to help improve our community. Meta is where all leadership and governance forms, a home for debate and evaluating direction.

Meta is also community memory , documenting the history of our community and its culture. There’s a story behind every evolution in rules or tone, and these shared stories bind communities together. Meta is the home for all the tiny details that make our community unique: its terminology, its acronyms, its slang.